Fascinating and unique, Wonderful
Houses Around the World gives
children a view of other places and
other lives throughout the world. Two-page
photo spreads capture families outside
their homes, be they simple or imposing.
Detailed cutaway illustrations reveal
the inside of each house, showing the
various family members engaged in typical
daily activities. Captions explain
where each house is located, the environmental
conditions that affect the house design,
how the family lives in the home, and
their possessions - all providing interesting
glimpses of life in other cultures.
The ten houses profiled include a red
mud dwelling with thatched towers in
Togo, a yurt in Mongolia, a steep-roofed,
shake-covered house in Transylvania,
and a large donut-shaped communal building
for 300 in China. This book increases
children's wonder about and cultural
awareness of the many different people
and ways of life around the world.